Time at Kenan: 20 years
Value Discussion: Integrity
Brief job description:
As the Accounting Manager of Enjoy Science Project, I am responsible for all areas relating to financial reporting, supervises accountant staffs and for managing the team to ensure that work is completed in a timely and accurate manner including maintaining generally accepted accounting principles, practices and procedures to ensure accurate and timely financial statements. This position addresses tight deadlines and a multitude of accounting activities including general ledger preparation, financial reporting, year-end audit preparation and the support of budget and forecast activities with project team.
Why did you join Kenan?
I previously worked at a Finance and Securities Company, after this I have worked with Kenan for 20 years. I saw the growth and development of projects at Kenan. By working at Kenan – a nonprofit organization, it is possible to see how our efforts positively affect people in need. We are empowering people by providing the knowledge and capacity building, access to technology, and opportunities necessary for them to achieve their goals. Those skills are necessary for a better future. It is a great place to maximize my potential and develop to support a multitude of projects.
What’s your role at Kenan, and what’s most challenging about it?
My knowledge in accounting can management accounting system based on good governance principles, transparency and verified by planning to spend the budget efficiently and supports the implementation of institutional quality and performance, according to the rules and objectives of the sources of funds/donors.
Although I work in back office but I work with colleagues who have the intention to work for the social service activities. Therefore I work with pleasure to support team to help social. Sometimes it so difficult to implement the project but we are willing to do for accomplish it. It is a starting point. Then it made other developments come along. I am very proud when the project success and encouraged to continue the next project.
What does Kenan’s value of integrity mean to you?
We are honesty and truthfulness in the work that we do. We were managing money in true alignment with our organization’s mission and expectations from funders and donors. Those are the core of financial integrity. Financial statements can be verified on generally accepted principles and transparency. It’s more important than ever to be sure that our organization manages its finances responsibly and that the financial image we present is not only technically accurate but also tells the world how we use money to carry out our mission and expectations from donors. We use every dollar that maximum benefits for the beneficiaries.
What do you like most about your work at Kenan?
In addition to my accounting responsibilities, I have opportunity to attend workshops and activities to understand more about the projects. It is clear that the funding is beneficial to the project.